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NY Lawyer, Calif. Vintner Plead Guilty in College Admissions Case

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    NY Lawyer, Calif. Vintner Plead Guilty in College Admissions Case
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    Agustin Huneeus, center, arrives at federal court, May 21, 2019, in Boston, where he is expected to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.

    A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme.

    Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court.

    Caplan was co-chairman of the prominent law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The Greenwich, Connecticut, resident was charged with paying $75,000 to get someone to correct the answers on his daughter's ACT exam after she took it.

    Huneeus' family owns vineyards in California's Napa Valley and in Oregon. Authorities say he agreed to pay $300,000 to rig his daughter's SAT score and have her designated as a water polo recruit to the University of Southern California.

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    Wealthy parents are accused of paying bribes as part of a scheme to guarantee admissions for their children at elite schools.

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    They are among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty. Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty last week.